How does the WorkCover 85% work??

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  1. kdalymc

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    hey all,
    so im on work cover, they have told me they are paying 85% of my wage.
    now, any money is a bonus, but i just wanna make sure ive got my head around this.

    she told me they just take an average, then go 85% of that -time worked divided my money earned, however how does approved leave without pay come into this?

    ie i work for around 3 months, had quite a bit of time off, and they have incorporated this into my time at work, so when you take what im getting paid now and find out what it would be at 100%, its less that any pay check ive ever had..

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    im getting paid $986 a week, a full 100% would be $1160, but my lowest pay check was around $1300...

    should they not take into account the approved leave without pay as it skews the average wage???
     
  2. SpaceMonkey

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    my understanding is that it’s just 85% of your previous years income divided by 52. If you’ve been there less than a year then it’s divided by the number of weeks you were employed.
    Not 100% sure on leave without pay, but as you were technically still employed I’d say that time is included so probably lowers your weekly average.

    I spent nearly 9 months on workcover after injuring a shoulder a few years ago but didn’t have leave without pay so no specific experience of that.
     
  3. simmo05

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    Is it capped too?
     
  4. kdalymc

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    yeah if so this sucks, im essentially getting 50% of my weekly wage now...
     

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